OLDHAM residents are being called on to take part in the Perfect Ten Birds of Greater Manchester survey in a bid to reveal the most popular birds in the region.

The survey is open until Tuesday June 22 and the results will be announced on Sunday June 27 via The Manchester Festival of Nature Twitter page.

The announcement will be the “highlight” of the virtual Manchester Festival of Nature 2021, according to organisers.

James Walsh, best known as the Mancunian Birder, said: "We are aiming for this survey to be the biggest public consultation about the birds of Greater Manchester and to help us find a bird to represent each borough”.

The Perfect Ten survey is a collaboration between the Greater Manchester Birding City Region Project, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Manchester Festival of Nature.

The most popular birds so far are the Willow Tit in Wigan (84 per cent), the Kingfisher in Bolton (83 per cent), the Tawny Owl in Oldham (79 per cent) and the Mute Swan in Salford (78 per cent).